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LAS Banyan Tree Gallery features mixed-media art

“Doggy Day Dreams” by Kirk Boes -- Photo courtesy Lahaina Arts Society

Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery will feature mixed-media artist Kirk Boes Sept. 4 to Oct. 2.

Boes is the author of the love story, “An American Dog in Paris.” Original art from his book will be on display along with representational works depicting scenes of Lahaina, Boes home for the past 45 years.

His influences are Van Gogh, Chagall and decades of Maui living.

Boes was first a member of the LAS during the 1980s, and currently serves as gallery director.

An artist reception from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 20 will include light refreshments.

Judge Mari Stien (from left), winner Darice Machel McGuire and judges Sne Patel and Donna Soares stand before the winning entry of the 2019 Lahaina Poster Contest. -- CHARLIE OSBORN photo

For more information, call 661-0111 or visit

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Ebb & Flow Arts Technical Producer Peter Swanzy brings his fascinating free lecture “Pioneers of Electronic Music” about the beginnings and development of the electronic music medium to Lahaina Public Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Think of all the electronic sounds in day-to-day life: movie soundtracks, warning beeps for seat belts, back-up warning alerts, coffee machines, alarm clocks, ovens and more. Swanzy uses several audio samples, photos and detailed chronology to explain the history of electronic music created from these sounds.

Swanzy produces E&FA’s “Music of the Spheres” in the state’s planetaria, Hokulani Imaginarium, at Windward Community College in Kaneohe on Oahu. This show presents electronic music a with full-dome film. The next scheduled show is set for April 6, 2019. For more information about the planetaria show, visit or call (808) 235-7433.

For more information about the Lahaina lecture, call the library at 662-3950 or E&FA at 876-1854.

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Marking the 30th anniversary of the Lahaina Poster Contest, artist Darice Machel McGuire is the winner of the 2019 contest.

Her painting, “Reefdancer,” will be used on the poster, which will be available beginning Dec. 1 at the Lahaina Visitor Center and online at